Few teams in the NBA have more NBA Betting Online cache than the Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron James brings the ultimate name brand superstar marquee. Back to back appearances in the NBA Finals further enhances the public love. With that adulation however has come a flood of red ink with the odds. Similarly, the Los Angeles Clippers have shown weak profitability as of late. Additionally, they have been lacking vs. the spread at home. With no margin for error to gain the playoffs a night off is not an option. Worrisome for LA remains a subpar defense that’s a liability.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Date and Time: Friday, March 9, 2018, 10:30 p.m. Eastern
Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Cavaliers||+1½ (-110)||230½ (-110)|
|Trailblazers||-1½ (-110)||230½ (-110)|
Cavaliers vs. Clippers TV Coverage: NBATV
After a brief sugar rush that followed their block buster trades Cleveland enjoyed a brief value spike. However, since the All Star Break the Cavs are back to splashing in red ink. Under the total has paid in six of their last eight. Now at 38-26 straight up the Cavs are barely holding off Indiana in the Central. Perhaps a positive sign was a 113-108 payout at Denver in their last game. Offensively the Cavs remain elite with a NBA rank of 4th best. Defensively they rank 26th in the Association.
Slipping noticeably are the Clippers. Most noteworthy is three spread losses in their last four games. Over the total has cleared in seven of their last eight. On Wednesday New Orleans scored a 121-116 road payout over Los Angeles. LA is in the red at home with a mark of 15-17 vs. the odds. Much like the Cavaliers they rank seventh in the NBA on offense. Just as similar Los Angeles ranks 23rd for defense.
Two standout players will match up in this one. Lou Williams of LA is averaging 23.2 points and 5.5 assists per game. LeBron James continues to dominate for Cleveland. King James has 27 points, nine assists and eight rebounds per game. Kevin Love continues to leave a huge hole in the lineup. He remains out with a bad hand until month’s end.
Team vs Team
Head to head Cleveland has had the recent Sportsbook advantage with the Clippers. Most noteworthy is their three straight payouts against LA. Under the total has paid in three of the last four in this series. Also impressive is the Cavaliers four payouts over the Clippers in their last six games at Staples Center. Also, at Staples these teams have gone under in three of their last four.
Matchup to Watch
Sloppy Los Angeles is nearly as bad an NBA Betting Online value as Cleveland. Also, they are not playing as well as the Cavaliers at this time. Playoff pressure continues to mount for LA. Seven teams are trying to fit into five playoff spots in the West. Especially relevant is that terrible Clippers defense. No doubt the Cavs offense will find plenty of holes against LA. King James should have the big night.
Cavaliers vs. Clippers NBA games Betting Odds Picks
In conclusion the Cavaliers have a strong away mark against the Clippers. Finally, with that in mind, Cleveland is the pick!
NBA Betting Online Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers
NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Cavaliers 110, Clippers 102